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Ghost Riders in the Ground

The legend of the cow tunnels.

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THEY EMERGED FROM THE EARTH! COWS! COWS! COWS!

Friday fun link: "The Lost Cow Tunnels of New York City," in which Gizmodo explores a forgotten chapter in the history of American infrastructure, markets, and food. Here's the opening:

Like every other major metropolis, New York City has tunnels for people, tunnels for cars, and lots of tunnels for trains. But it also has something rather more unique: tunnels for cows. Or does it? This is the story of New York's lost, forgotten, or perhaps just mythical subterranean meat infrastructure.

Read the rest here.

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